Chapter 65. Clinical Assessment and Staging of Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Hans G. Beger MD, FACS(Hon) Founding Editor Emeritus Professor of Surgery3,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman4,5,
  3. Markus W. Büchler MD Chairman Head Professor of Surgery6,
  4. Richard A. Kozarek MD Director7,
  5. Markus M. Lerch MD, FRCP Professor Chair8,
  6. John P. Neoptolemos MA, MB, BChir, MD, FRCS, FMedSci Head Professor of Surgery9,10,11,
  7. Keiko Shiratori MD Chair Professor12,
  8. David C. Whitcomb MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief13 and
  9. Bettina M. Rau MD Coordinating Editor Associate Professor of Surgery14
  1. J. Ruben Rodriguez MD, MMSc Clinical and Research Fellow in Surgery Resident in General Surgery1,2,
  2. Andrew L. Warshaw MD Surgeon-in-Chief Chairman4,5 and
  3. Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo MD Associate Professor of Surgery Associate Visiting Surgeon1,2

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch65

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rodriguez, J. R., Warshaw, A. L. and Fernández-Del Castillo, C. (2009) Clinical Assessment and Staging of Pancreatic Cancer, in The Pancreas: An Integrated Textbook of Basic Science, Medicine, and Surgery, Second Edition (eds H. G. Beger, A. L. Warshaw, M. W. Büchler, R. A. Kozarek, M. M. Lerch, J. P. Neoptolemos, K. Shiratori, D. C. Whitcomb and B. M. Rau), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300123.ch65

Editor Information

  1. 3

    c/o Universitätsklinikum Ulm, University of Ulm, Germany

  2. 4

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 5

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 6

    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  5. 7

    Digestive Disease Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

  6. 8

    Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany

  7. 9

    The Owen and Ellen Evans Chair of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  8. 10

    Division of Surgery and Oncology, University of Liverpool, UK

  9. 11

    School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool, UK

  10. 12

    Department of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

  11. 13

    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  12. 14

    Department of General, Thoracic, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University of Rostock, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

  4. 5

    W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146647

Online ISBN: 9781444300123

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Keywords:

  • pancreatic cancer - clinical assessment and staging;
  • serum bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase elevations;
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP);
  • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging;
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) in oncology;
  • preoperative staging algorithm and suspected pancreatic cancer;
  • PET/CT hybrids - functional and morphologic imaging

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History and physical examination

  • Laboratory and radiographic studies

  • References